Grain Filler

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Grain Filler

Postby tnyce » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:50 am

What steps are needed to apply grain filler to mahogany. After sanding, do I stain then grain fill, or fill then stain. What is a good grain filler product? The customer wants a high gloss finish.
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Re: Grain Filler

Postby Bob Boardman » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:58 am

Grain filler doesn't take stain the same as wood, so you end up with a noticeable color difference (unless this is your desired look).

Some ways around that are:
1) Stain, then seal with Sealcoat, then apply your grain filler, seal, and apply a glaze over the sealed wood
2) Stain, seal, and use a clear grain filler
3) Stain, seal and use 2-3 coats of a high solid content finish as your grain filler, then level sand and apply your topcoat(s)
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Re: Grain Filler

Postby tnyce » Mon May 02, 2016 6:47 am

thank you for a quick answer. If I use the clear grain filler, do I need to glaze after sealing this?

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Re: Grain Filler

Postby Bob Boardman » Mon May 02, 2016 9:15 am

If it's sealed you can stain or glaze
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Re: Grain Filler

Postby tnyce » Thu May 05, 2016 10:32 am

Thank you


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